I would love a home in the country and this home in Denmark is pretty much perfect. It dates back to 1885 and has views over the ocean. The home has so many wonderful features; exposed beams, bright spaces, nice pops of colour, cozy textures and an attic bedroom (I love attic bedrooms). It has a wonderful combination of styles, textures and of course the Scandinavian brightness. Good news if this is just the home you’ve always wanted because it’s for sale!
Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno designed this penthouse in Kiev for him and his family. In this penthouse he combined Japanese aesthetics with traditional Ukrainian design such as the clay walls. I love the combination of the rustic elements in the home such as the exposed beams on the ceiling and the stair banistar with the industrial features. The clay walls, wooden elements and plants almost make you think this is a serene country home while in reality it’s in the middle of (the mainly concrete city) Kiev. You can see a lot of thought (and love) went into this home, it’s absolutely stunning design.
I completely understand when you live in a big vibrant city that you want your home to be a serene oasis. Carla Navas and Victor Molina of WIT architecture and interior design studio did exactly that in the city centre of Barcelona. The beautiful oak floor and broken white walls give the space warmth while the exposed beams give the apartment extra charm. Because there aren’t many windows the bathroom and kitchen are decorated in light colours. Looking at this apartment I become completely relaxed which is exactly what the designers wanted to achieve. Absolutely stunning!
The home of Piet and Otti in The Netherlands was completely in ruins when they bought it. The building dates from the 1920s but all the charateristic elements were removed and instead the space looked completely soulless. The couple decided to drastically renovate the apartment and only the façade remained in tact. After hard work the end result is absolutely stunning. They managed to give the home character again, and the industrial elements give the space a very cool and cozy look.
Oh my a perfect cabin this way! Designed by Studio Padron this black cabin in the woods serves as a tiny vacation home/library in upstate New York. Because the space is only small, they created bookshelves by leaving gaps between the interior wooden logs that serve as the interior walls. There is only space for a double bed, an armchair and a desk but honestly with all these books, do you really need more?
Bohemian homes can be styled in many different ways. There is modern bohemian, colorful bohemian but also Scandinavian bohemian. Scandinavian homes usually have a light base with natural materials. This Scandi boho home has a Nordic base complemented with ethnic influences & plants to give the home a bohemian vibe. If you don’t like extreme colors but you do like a bohemian style than this is the way to decorate your home.
La Granja Ibiza is a rustic members-only retreat situated on a farmstead in the Ibizan countryside. The old stone farmhouse is converted by designer Armin Fischer into a beautiful serene design hotel. The hotel only has 9 guest rooms and a freestanding guesthouse that has a private garden overlooking the farm. Each room has a luxury bed and materials of burn wood, burshed and oiled ash, wood, stone and slate. A stay in La Granja Ibiza feels like going back to basics with the beautiful dark colored walls and natural materials but with all the necessary comforts of a present hotel stay.
À neglected 100-year-old farmhouse was rebuilt by Brian and Kelli and the old elements of the original farmhouse are to be found everywhere in their home. Throughout the home lies a concrete floor and the home is filled with natural materials (many of them salvaged) in earthy tones. The big focal point of the living room is the large barn door of reclaimed wood that seperates the living room from the ceramics studio. When it’s open it gives the living space more natural light but it can easily be closed to create a seperation from work. Many items in this home were handmade by the couple and it’s truly a lovely serene home. Just take a look at the pictures – shot by Pia Ulin – and marvel at this handmade home.
Small garden sheds, micro homes or cabins are popping up everywhere nowadays. These small retreats are being decorated in cozy small spaces where you can step away from hectic day-to-day life. This small rustic garden shed is located in East Sussex and belongs to Jeska from Lobster and Swan. In collaboration with Waltons they created this wonderful bohemian rustic retreat filled with colorful fabrics, vintage items and plants. I know this is only a garden shed, but I could easily live in such a small (but extremely beautiful) space, what about you?
I’m not often taken by celebrity homes, they usually feel a bit over designed for my taste but the ranch home (or more like estate) of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi is so unique that even I find it beautiful. The Californian ranch is divided over several buildings and was designed by Ellen DeGeneres herself together with Jay Holman and Cliff Fong. Each building has its own mood but the entire ranch has a sophisticated country feeling which was achieves by combining 20th-century design pieces with industrial furniture. I can never settle on one style being my favourite so an estate like this one would be a amazing, that way you can decorate each building in a different style. A girl can dream right?